JC Lloyd Square

The above photo and information came from an article in the Pakenham Gazette 16 February 1983. It shows from left to right: Graeme Sweeney, Cr Syd Pargeter, John Lloyd, Harold Keys & Norman Beaumont. John Charles Lloyd (1906-1984) inherited Holly Green from an uncle in the late 1930s and renamed it Brechin. A portion of… Read More

Sidney Webb

Two plaques commemorate the planting of Narrre Warren’s iconic avenue of oak trees in 1890 by Sidney Webb on this corner. One marks the planting itself, the other, the centenary of the planting. Sidney John Webb (c1844-1920) was the publisher of the Age, Leader and Australian newspapers beforee retiring to the Hotham and West Melbourne Newsagency…. Read More

Narre Community Learning Centre

Opening Ceremony plaque Transcription Australian Government Narre Warren Community Education and Training Facility / was officially opened on 12 August 2011 / by the Hon Anthony Byrne PM, Member for Holt. Funding for this project was provided / by the Australian Government.          

Narre Warren Mechanics Institute Hall

  In 1890 Mr Sidney J. Webb donated land from his farm “Holly Green” for a Mechanics Institute. The original building was funded by donations and collections from well known local identities. By December 1890 it was noted in records that the equivalent of $286.50 was received from donations and a further $455.20 was receipted from “entertainment”. The total… Read More

Percy Trewin Annexe

Brechin Gardens

Brechin Gardens Plaque Transcription ‘Brechin Gardens’ (once part of the farm ‘Holly Green’) was first / owned by Gippsland pioneer Thomas Walton. Walton built the original / house in 1855 and some of the garden is thought to date from this time. Businessman Sidney J Webb was the new owner in around 1880. In /… Read More

Narre Warren Memorial Gates

Today the Memorial Gates comprise four pillars – the inside pillars commemorating World War One were erected first, the outside pillars commemorating World War Two were later additons. Pillar 1 Transcription 1918 Erected / by the / Residents of / Narre Warren / As a Memorial / To those who answered / their Country’s Call… Read More

Narre Warren & District Family History Group Inc

Narre Warren & District Family History Group – Life Members Honour Board Transcription Narre Warren &  District Family History Group / Life Members 1992 Edna Taylor / 1992 Lorraine Taylor / 1993 Carol Llewelyn / 1994 Jenny Baker / 2002 Jenny Hayes / 2008 Val Holland / 2011 Lynne Bradley / 2011 Di Christensen Narre… Read More

Narre Warren Street Signage

William Leonard Court, Narre Warren South Melway Map Ref: 130 H4 Surveyed on: 6 March 2011 by Eileen  

City of Berwick Bicycle Path Network

City of Berwick Bicycle Path Network Plaque Transcription The City of Berwick / Bicycle Path Network was jointly opened by Cr. Kirsty Lottkowitz, / Mayor of the City of Berwick / and / Cr. Lorna Wilson, / Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of / the Municipal Bicycle Plan Committee / on 28th July, 1992. This plaque used… Read More